Shiu-Yik ("Yik") Au
Position Assistant Professor
Department Accounting & Finance
Office 472 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-9783
Fax (204) 474-7545

Curriculum vitae >>

Research Interests

Research Interests

Corporate finance, innovation, corporate culture, ethics, CSR and gender


A maxim in the business world is that people are what matter most in business. Consequently, Yik's research focuses on the impact of intangibles, such as corporate culture, innovation and ethics, on corporate outcomes. Yik's research shows that a business is much more than the sum of its debt and equity.

Yik completed his PhD in Finance at York University where he won a large variety of scholarships and other awards. He also holds an MBA from Cornell University, an MBA from Queen's University, and a CFA charter. Prior to his academic life, he worked as a consultant and investment analyst for 12 years.


Au, S., Dong, M., and Tremblay, A. "Employee Flexibility, Exogenous Risk, and Firm Value." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming)